What happens during a stroke? 1.9 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, as the cells as deprived of oxygen. The following infographic, courtesy of Crouse Health , describes how to recognize a stroke, and offers tips on lifestyle changes that can reduce stroke risk.
Aging is something that many of us can find very stressful. Not only can you start to lose your independence, but you might find that you cannot do things you used to love to do before. This can be upsetting, especially if you have someone telling you to do this or that, or telling you what… [Continue]
Do you ever find yourself getting overwhelmed or feeling anxious? Do you get stressed over minor life hassles, as well as the major life events? Retirement is the time for enjoying the fruits of the labor of your youth, not feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s easier said than done, of course! Here are… [Continue]
Time and time again, all you hear is how the older you get the more you lose your memories and your faculties. That’s far from the truth! As you grow older, there is so much you can do to keep your brain active. Poor memory and cognitive deterioration doesn’t have to be part of aging… [Continue]
Conversations about nursing facilities are bound to occur with seniors that are considering all their options regarding growing older. They might not know everything about nursing facilities, what they offer, and what they don’t offer. They might hear good things, or bad things regarding the facilities, as well. Whatever options you’re considering, it is important to know all… [Continue]
As you age, you may fear becoming forgetful and in the process, losing your identity. Losing mental capacity is often seen as an unfortunate, but inevitable part of aging. However, new research has shown that some elderly individuals between the ages of 70 and 80 have memories and functioning capacities that more closely resemble those… [Continue]
When it comes to the doctor, sometimes it’s difficult to hear what they say, especially if it is bad news. If you go to the doctor with your aging parents, it is very important to focus in on what the doctor has to say. Many people do not understand the importance of listening to the… [Continue]
Memory loss is often seen as simply a side effect of aging. As terrifying as it is to lose your identity and your independence, you probably view it as inevitable. However, new research from Northwestern University has shown that some elderly individuals maintain their memory and brain function well into their senior years. How do… [Continue]